No new free trade deals with Turkey!


Last week the European Parliament adopted a resolution on EU-Turkey relation. The parliamentarians demanded a temporary freeze of the accession negotiations as a reaction to the Human Rights violations in Turkey.

While they demand a freeze of negotiation on the one hand the Commission negotiates a mandat for the enlargement of the Customs Union. That is absolutely the wrong signal. We should not agree to a new trade deal, but ask for the return to democracy as a precondition to further deals.